sculpture sculpture sculpture
sculpture sculpture
sculpture NANQUEYAIN NAT
Burma/Myanmar
Amarapura, 2004
Lacquered teak wood, gold leaf, red and black paint
h. 48 in. x w. 10 in.

Gift of Catherine Raymond, 2006
BC2006.04.14

Nanqueyain or “the Lady from Pegu”, also called Pegu Medaw Sculpture in teak wood covered with lacquer and gold leaf. She is a wooden standing figure on a pedestal dressed in the style of Mandalay, holding her two arms with her hands open to receive the two golden fishes (A:2006:0018b & c), symbol of her affiliation with the Ariyewadi Delta. She is very popular in the Mon area. She is crowned with the head of a buffalo. Although she is not part of the list of the Thirty Seven Nats, she always figures during the ritual and has her own altar.